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PSYCH 209 - Child Psychology


Credits: 3
Lecture Contact Hours: 3
Description: This course examines the general characteristics of development, development of social behavior, feelings, emotions, language, growth of understanding and interests, with emphasis on personality and problems of adjustment.

Prerequisites: PSYCH 201  with a minimum grade of 2.0.
Corequisites: None.
Recommended: None.

Course Category: Liberal Arts | Social Science
This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Fall
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Course Competencies
  1. Summarize the contributions and criticisms of the major developmental theories.
  2. Examine common methods used in developmental research.
  3. Explain the eclectic perspective of contemporary developmentalists.
  4. Explain the interaction of biology and culture in the developing person from the prenatal period through adolescence.
  5. Identify how prenatal development, maternal behavior and parturition influence subsequent development.
  6. Identify the influences of emotional and social factors on development from birth through adolescence.
  7. Explain the influences of biological factors on development from birth through adolescence.
  8. Explain the influences of cognitive factors on development from birth through adolescence.
  9. Compare the emotional, social, biological and cognitive perspectives of child and adolescent development.



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